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Old 12-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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So I haven't actually read this book, but it comes highly recommended from a therapist friend and is on my list. It's called The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/055338...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I also think it's important to work on our own level of confidence, because no matter what we say to our kids, they pick up so much from our own views of ourselves. It is definitely something I am working on. So much of parenting is modeling. They pick up on subtleties. I am realizing it more and more as I watch my DD grow, and as I examine my own perceptions based on my parents. Not that if we're not confident our kids are doomed to have low self-esteem. Not at all. But working on ourselves is a good place to start. Not just for our kids, but because we deserve to think well of ourselves.
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